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Oxford Castle & Prison

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About Oxford Castle & Prison
Oxford Castle & Prison explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you. Climb St. George's Tower and take in the stunning views before descending into the atmospheric crypt, along the 18th century prison wing and into archaic man-made mound.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit very informative tour guide know her stuff and was very friendly and entertaining. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oldmickyboy
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, thank you so much for reviewing us! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed yesterday

Oxford University has truly reached a world class status for stunning architecture and absolutely jaw dropping museums. The ancient prison in Oxford was used from 1000 AD until the 1960’s and is full of great stories and interesting. We had a tour guide named Ryan...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ron B
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Ron, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your tour so much- thank you so much for your lovely review! We don't actually have a guide called Ryan onsite- but we do have a Robin! (We have passed on your kind feedback to Robin and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

thank you molly for an interesting and entertaining tour around the castle and prison today, very enjoyable

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 38lucille18
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Lucille, thank you so much for your review! It's excellent to hear that Molly gave such a good experience!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit when visiting Oxford. Our tour guide was Molly and she was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly in a fun way. She was open to questions and knew all the answers. A really interesting place to visit.

Thank vrjjjab
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi! It's so good to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our site and that Molly gave such a good experience! Thank you so much for reviewing us!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An engaging and insightful host, thank you Molly! An enjoyable skim through the history of Oxford’s castle and prison!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnSkagg
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi John, thank you so much for reviewing! We're really happy to hear that Molly gave such a good tour!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mollie was an excellent guide. Well worth the time and money! Make sure you get a pano from the top. Maybe not great for kids who can’t climb the stairs, but once up its no big deal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nealh41
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi! We're so glad that to hear that Molly gave such a good experience- definitely agree that the stairs are not kind but really happy you found the view worth the climb! Thank you so much for reviewing us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent experience and very well explained by our highly knowledgeable tour guide, Molly, who gave us a detailed insight into the history of this remarkable castle. She made it fun and was able to answer all our questions. If you're lucky enough to spend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicky A
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Vicky, thank you so much for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed Molly's tour so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived as the castle was opening at 10am, we hadn’t booked and just purchased tickets on the door. Alistair was our guide, he was very informative and kept us entertained with stories about the castle and the prison. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank GemZ77
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you so much for your review- we're so pleased that you had a good time on Alistair's tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very professional and welcoming staff, we got there earlier than the online booking and they put us on an earlier tour. The guide Robin was great in presenting the castle and the stories, an also very fun. In you are in Oxford, you can't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank George P
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi George, thank you so much for endorsing us- we're really happy to hear that Robin gave such a good experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I’m here with my mom while she is on a business trip and I’m staying at the hotel on the property. I thought the tour was enjoyable and I thought Oliver, my tour guide was interactive, knowledgeable, kind and super funny. I definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nicoleegiannaa
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! We're so glad that you both enjoyed Oliver's tour so much and we hope you're enjoying your stay in the prison cells! Thank you so much for your review!

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MrsC1001
October 26, 2018|
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Response from OxfordCastlePrison | Property representative |
Hello there! If you want to visit us at a specific time, we would highly recommend booking in advance. Otherwise, if you're relaxed on which timed tour you go on, then we would say just turn up on the day and book that way... More
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609lild
November 17, 2016|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
There were about three children under 5 on the tour I went on and the guide made it entertaining for them, so I'm sure your children will enjoy it!
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October 3, 2016|
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according to the web site yes
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